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Office of Undergraduate Research

Presenting Your Work

Communicating your results is a critical part of the research experience. 

Talk to your faculty mentor and other professors about regional, national and international opportunities to present your work. Depending on the quality and significance of the work, your faculty mentor may recommend that you submit it for presentation at a regional or national conference in the discipline.

Academic conferences provide an important opportunity to share your research, develop professional skills as you explain your methodology and respond to questions, and receive valuable feedback on your work.  Conferences also allow you to see what your peers are researching, network, and gain a valuable experience to highlight on a resume or graduate school application. You should also consider presenting your work at Central's annual Symposium Of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE).

If your research, scholarship, or creative experience culminates in a paper, you might consider submitting it to a journal for publication. Your faculty mentor will have recommendations about where to submit your work. The Central-sponsored, peer-reviewed International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities is one such option for undergraduates in all academic disciplines.